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General => About South Africa... => Topic started by: Lestutu on June 30, 2013, 12:41:51 pm

Title: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: Lestutu on June 30, 2013, 12:41:51 pm
I came across the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary on the road to the Lion Park, near PMB, and was blown away. It provides a dignified and caring home for well over 70 raptors, owls and vultures that, for one reason or another, no longer can fend for themselves. The most recent addition is a Bearded Vulture or lammergeyer (Gypaetus barbatus), the only captive BV in the world, that was confiscated from a traditional healer in Lesotho who used her for divining purposes. She was kept in a goat shelter for 5 years and, unable to do what these birds do naturally, now has a new home. It is hoped in time she will breed  and for the offspring to be released in the wild.
A good time to visit the sanctuary is during flight displays, and vulture feeding time. It also makes for the perfect family outing. www.africanraptor.co.za
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The bearded vulture
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Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: trevorwb on June 30, 2013, 01:52:58 pm
I am sure there is a thread somewhere where WD members spotted this bird on the way to the roof .
I am sure they reported it to the SPCA.
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: Lestutu on June 30, 2013, 03:38:38 pm
It's possible, she was found somewhere between Quthing and Qacha's Nek?
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: EssBee on July 03, 2013, 04:17:26 pm
It's on my to-do list to go to that place!
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: ButchH on July 04, 2013, 10:35:51 am
Lets see how many dogs we can get to go there on a particular day .Meet and greet and support a good cause
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: EssBee on July 04, 2013, 01:38:30 pm
Lekker idea, Butch! Like....a late Saturday morning? Or what time of the day do they "fly" the birds...if they do that is..(?)
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: ButchH on July 04, 2013, 02:55:28 pm
Lekker idea, Butch! Like....a late Saturday morning? Or what time of the day do they "fly" the birds...if they do that is..(?)



or maybe a one nigh( camp) sleep over
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: EssBee on July 05, 2013, 09:18:12 am
Are there facilities of any sorts there?
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: Lestutu on July 06, 2013, 09:34:25 am

The plan is to take a ride out there and have a look ... Butch?
and BTW, the happy ending of this story is due to the concern of fellow WDs, notably Throttlejockey who first raised the plight of this bird http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=95815.0
Take a bow, Sir, and its is only incumbent on other WDs to celebrate this remarkable story.
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: ButchH on July 06, 2013, 09:37:55 am

The plan is to take a ride out there and have a look ... Butch?
and BTW, the happy ending of this story is due to the concern of fellow WDs, notably Throttlejockey who first raised the plight of this bird http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=95815.0
Take a bow, Sir, and its is only incumbent on other WDs to celebrate this remarkable story.


 Can you get a copy of the article posted in the witness and post it here
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: Lestutu on July 06, 2013, 09:52:57 am
will do
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: Robster on July 10, 2013, 07:31:19 pm
Went there on Sunday with mommy - a great place that deserves support
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: ButchH on July 10, 2013, 07:36:06 pm
Went there on Sunday with mommy - a great place that deserves support


Saw you there Sunday   :deal: . Is a lekker place
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: mtr89 on July 20, 2013, 07:52:44 pm
The African Bird of Prey sanctuary is amazing.I have been there a few times and every time is better than the first.They do a falconry show everyday at about ten o'clock ,if my memoryserves me correct,and the lady who does the shows is good to chat to as she is so knowledgeable about the birds,especially the raptors.I'm sure they could do with all the support they can get.As far as i know there are no camping facilities,but there is a small coffee shop where you can buy burgers,toasted armies etc.The variety of species on display is vast and the entry fee is small (40bucks).really worth it.
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: dadrob on December 19, 2013, 03:45:34 am
For us Out of Towners..

Where is this place.. gps??
Title: Re: KZN (and other) DOGS ... this is special
Post by: trevorwb on December 19, 2013, 05:26:00 am
From Pietermaritzburg: Travel 18km east on the N3 towards Durban. Turn left at Exit 65 (Lynnfield Park) and travel 4km along the Lion Park Road. The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is on your right.
From Durban: Drive west along the N3 highway towards Pietermaritzburg and take Exit 65. Turn right under the highway at Exit 65 (Lynnfield Park)and travel 4km along the Lion Park Road. The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is on your right.

GPS Location: S 29˚4035.8 E030˚3050.1